Director Gives Autistic Kids Leading Roles; Joey Travolta Hosts a Film Camp for Autistic Children and Teens at UNF
Fitzroy, Maggie, The Florida Times Union
Byline: MAGGIE FITZROY
As the music played and the film camera rolled, 50 children and teens danced wildly around the room.
Tala Mansoula, 10, and Madison Rolfsen, 11, laughed as they boogied together.
Justin Fellin, 16, waved his arms from his wheelchair.
Ten-year-old Dani Moore got so into the beat that she plopped down on the floor and waved her legs in the air.
"Autism is not obvious," said Hollywood film director Joey Travolta, who was directing the scene at the University of North Florida on Wednesday.
"But when you are doing acting and filmmaking, they shine."
Travolta, brother of actor John Travolta, is …
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Publication information: Article title: Director Gives Autistic Kids Leading Roles; Joey Travolta Hosts a Film Camp for Autistic Children and Teens at UNF. Contributors: Fitzroy, Maggie - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 19, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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